Lotus Elan

a bit of a lean.....

PostPost by: Elanconvert » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:24 am

hi guys, me again...!! :)
had the elan for a few months now, and no real problems......however, yesterday parked across a slope, and noticed on returning to the car that the driver's side rear wheel arch seemed to be a couple of inches higher than the other.
checking at home on level ground, driver's side arch is indeed 28mm higher, front about 8mm.
now, before I jack her up to inspect, what am I looking for?
notes; no knocks, clunks or rattles from suspension, cornering and straight line stability fine, i.e. no symptoms.....
PO installed TTR gazmatics on front some years ago.......
could it be twisted chassis? :?
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PostPost by: gherlt » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:38 am

Hi, my S3 had a bit of lean, not 28mm. That was caused by the PO who was not able to put the body straight on the chassis and put some washers more on one side. As simple as that. Removed the washers, body was leveled on the chassis.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:59 am

Stick the equivalent weight of the driver in the seat and re-check..

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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:10 am

thanks for that john!!! :wink: :lol:
so then I would only have a lean when carrying a passenger......[hmmm, my wife doesn't normally like her weight being discussed :roll: ]
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:47 am

Fred, get a plus 2 and make her sit behind you :lol:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:22 am

If you want to carry passengers,get rid of the Lotus and buy a train ticket...

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:35 pm

Tickets please!!


ps. If that's the front, how does the driver see where he's going :shock:
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